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The Wilderness Survivor, Issue #022 - Real survival stories
April 08, 2006
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Table of contents


- Editor's Notes
- Have you heard about RSS feed?
- Real survival stories
- Content has been updated



Editor's Notes

Hello ,

Hope all is well with you and you are ready for the Wilderness Survivor.

Itís starting to get spring, at least for some of us, and I guess many of you has started to plan your wilderness trips. This issue of the Wilderness Survivor will share a couple of real survival stories. All of them have something important to learn us.

Enjoy your reading!

Have a safe and fun wilderness trip - Respect and protect the wilderness !



Have you heard about RSS feed?

Then you probably know that for you it could mean Real Simple Subscribing Ė RSS !

RSS is a real simple way for you to subscribe and read the content published at the Wilderness Survival Skills and other of your favorite web sites. "Fast and easy"! No need to click "Get Mail."

It give you as a user total control. Donít want the subscription anymore? You delete it in a second. Total control includes total anonymity, no worries about giving out your e-mail address.

If you have not used RSS yet, you are in for a pleasant surprise...


RSS reader

First you need an RSS reader ! There is two different types of RSS reader. You can use a special software that reads the RSS feeds or a web based RSS reader. There is free version of both alternatives.

Do you want a free RSS reader?

How it works

For each new addition to the wilderness-survival-skills.com web site you receive the updates immediately through your RSS reader. You will see the headline, a short description and a link for you to click, IF you want to read the whole page.

You will see the content without needing to visit the site. That allows you to scan efficiently. Because I guess you will subscribe to more RSS feed then from the wilderness-survival-skills.com web site.

Why do you need an RSS reader? Because each RSS feed is in a non-HTML format called XML. RSS readers can interpret and display that coding, but Web browsers can't. Soon, RSS/XML readers will be part of every browser and e-mail software. But for now, you need a separate reader.


Lets get started!

Visit the Wilderness Survival Skills web site and look for the little orange XML/RSS button!




Real survival stories

We can learn a lot from others experience. How to survive emergency situations in the wilderness is no exception. I have found a couple very interesting real survival stories on the web and I want to share them with you.

Enjoy your reading!


1. A solo backpackers fight for survival.

What to learn:
In a wilderness survival situation plan tasks you can accomplish such as: make soup, get water and keep warm. Having the will to survive is essential if you face a wilderness emergency situation.


2. Two lost hikers blamed for starting forest fire

What to learn:
Keep the fire small so you don't start a forest fire. Make a secure fire pit if the woods are dry and never leave the fire unattended.


Bye the way, havenít you read yet the amazing survival story of Aron Ralson? Read it now! Aron Ralston had an amazing will to live, he never gave up.



Content has been updated

New more good content have been added or updated to the Wilderness Survival Skills website the last month. Check the Wilderness Survival Blog




He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.


- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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Written by Erik C. Falk


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